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Excerpt* from the PSI 2018 regulations

26.10.2017 16:03 Uhr PSI

Notes on PSI 2018

The PSI Show in Düsseldorf is the leading trade show of the European promotional products industry. All market participants meet at the beginning of each year to present innovations, exchange ideas, attend professionalisation events and advance the industry. The PSI Show shapes the image of the promotional products industry.

The PSI Show is open to trade visitors for three days. Show visitors are consulting distributors, who receive appropriately discounted products from suppliers which they then finish with promotional messages and resell with a corresponding profit margin to industry customers. For that reason, it is imperative to ensure that appropriate discounts are offered to promotional products distributors at the show.

PSI is committed to sustainability regulations, especially concerning economic and social responsibility. These are promoted by the PSI Sustainability Awards, among other things. Compliance with these regulations shapes the image of the promotional products industry.

The PSI Show is a FKM-certified trade show. That means the communicated visitor and exhibitor numbers are verified by the German Society for the Voluntary Control of Fair and Exhibition Statistics ( and transparent.

An exhibitor council and a distributor council exist to facilitate feedback and the further development of the PSI Show. Anyone interested in contributing should contact show management.

Rules for distributors

The trade show has 3 distributor days. Distributors are only permitted to invite their industry customers on the third day.

Only PSI members will be able to access the show via the VIP rapid-access entrances.

Exhibiting distributors will not roam the hallways in order to steal customers from their competitors.

Rules for exhibitors

Using the dMAS system to scan industry customers is mandatory on the third show day. The system facilitates a smooth quote request and preparation process. Exhibitors make follow-up work after the show much easier for their distributor.

Exhibitors will use price lists for their products. Due to the strong fragmentation of the buyer groups targeted by suppliers, communicating gross pricing is generally the only sensible way to go. Gross pricing lists must be available and used on all PSI Show days. This applies all the more when industry customers visit a stand!

The trade show ends at 6:00 pm on 11 January 2017! By agreeing to the General Terms and Conditions, each exhibitor commits not to clear, let alone dismantle, the stand even a minute sooner. Any violations will require the payment of a penalty for breach of contract.

Reporting irregularities and violations

Should you see any plagiarised products or products violating current laws at the trade show, please report them to show management immediately. We will have a lawyer as well as customs officials onsite.

PSI is a closed trade show. Anyone gaining access by devious means will be reported to local law enforcement immediately and prosecuted accordingly.

* Furthermore, Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH's General Terms and Conditions shall also apply.

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